TAGBILARAN CITY – The Commission on Elections has fined and imposed administrative sanctions against some 27 candidates in the province who failed to filed their respective Statement of Contributions and Expenditures or SOCE as required under Comelec Resolution No. 9476, as amended by Resolution No. 9939 dated April 6, 2015.
The biggest fine, Php25,000, was imposed on gubernatorial candidate Roberto Gloria Reyes, alias Amay” for first offense.
Alfredo Mosquida Evalaroza, Santos Amaga Abella and Floyd Errol Ordonez, who ran for Sangguniang Panlalawigan member were all fined at Php20,000 apiece for first offense, according to the Comelec website.
Danilo Ladao Montero, who ran for mayor in Cortes but failed was fined Php10,000 for the same offense.
The following candiates who ran for municipal councilor and fined Php10,000 apiece (first offense) for failing to file their SOCEs are: Abinigo Boyonas Gascoof Buenavista town; Allan Anicoy Maslog, Carmen; Martian Garrote Jay Iyoy and Rodrigo Butawan Uy, all of Cortes; Mario Sitoy Gamayon, Ryan Marapao Pacleb, Magno Cagalawan Saluta and Miguel Toledo Varquez, Jr., all of Dimiao town; Ipeng Madelo Ochavillo, Garcia-Hernandez; and Alfredo Elmer Petalcorin Doblas, Guindulman.
Also fined were Vicente Arnaiz Navaja and Rogelio Sales Estoquia of Panglao town; CAstelar Maslog Borja, Sagbayan; Filrod Lofranco Torres, Sierra-Bullones; Eduardo Petalino Bagol, Sikatuna; Godelio Parnada Auxtero, Ramon Ledesma Boiser and Florito Casoyla Ngoboc, all of Talibon; Pablo Tirol Molos, Trinidad; Rolando Cal Calipusan, Ubay; and Carlito Avenido Leones, Bien-Unido.
Martin Catot Gambuta, who ran for city councilor (Tagbilaran) was fined Php15,000 as first offense.
Meanwhile, Comelec said that gun ban strarts on January 10, 2016 up to June 8, 2016 (120 days before and 30 days after the Election Day).
Prohibited acts, unless authorized, include: To carry firearms and deadly weapons outside residence or place of business, and in all public places; To engage the services of security personnel; To transport firearms and explosives, including its spare parts and components.
SUSPENDED, INEFFECTIVE, AND WITHOUT FORCE AND EFFECT: Issuance of firearms licenses; Issuance of permits to carry firearms outside residence; and Permits to Carry Firearms Outside Residence (PTCFOR), Mission Orders, Letter Orders (LO), and Acknowledgement Receipts.
PENALTIES include: Imprisonment from 1 to 6 years; Permanent disqualification from public office and loss of right to vote; Deportation for foreigners, but only after prison term is served; and Cancellation of and/or perpetual disqualification to secure license or; permit.
WHO MAY BEAR, CARRY, OR TRANSPORT FIREARMS OR DEADLY WEAPONS? Listed under Rule III, Section 1 of COMELEC Resolution 10015 are the persons who may be authorized to bear, carry or transport Firearms or other Deadly Weapons during the Election Period. (rvo)